Purest Knowledge – In Gita Verse 9.2 This knowledge is the king of education, the most secret of all secrets. It is the purest knowledge, and because it gives direct perception of the self by realisation, it is the perfection of religion. It is everlasting, and it is joyfully performed.
Krishna says that when your scripture or any information becomes your knowing that is the king of education, the most secret of all secrets because it is your truth.
In my Bhagavad Gita Verse 7.9, blog I wrote THE EXPERIENCE OF TRUTH is neither a thought nor a feeling. It is a vibrating and throbbing of all the vital components of your entire being.
Life is neither inner, nor outer. Life is both.
If a man concentrates on the inner, then he sees only the centre and loses sight of the periphery. But how can there be a centre without a circumference? The centre only exists because the circumference exists. And if a man only concentrates on the circumference then the centre is lost to him. And how can there be a circumference without a centre? Life is both. Life is never just inner or outer, never one particular state on its own.
Science is research on the circumference, into man’s environment, religion is an inner inquiry, focused on the self. Science is concerned with the material world; religion is concerned with God. And though exploration of the outer and the quest for the inner may at first appear to contradict each other, they are really just two faces in the search for one total truth. The controversy only exists in man’s imagination. Life is whole, total. Only the perversity of human nature has created this division.
Life is the totality of inner and outer. The breath one inhales is the breath one exhales. The in-breath and the out-breath are just the two sides of the same coin. And what is air? Is air outer or inner? It is neither and it is both. From a subjective point of view we can call it inner; from an objective standpoint we can call it outer. But as far as breathing is concerned it is both. It is all relative. And life is the same. If you look at life from one angle it is an inner phenomenon; if you look at it from another, it is outer. Science is the objective angle; religion, the subjective.
The reality of life can only be perceived by one who can view life from both perspectives, by one who is outwardly and inwardly calm, tranquil and still. Only the man who is free of opinions and preconceived ideas can see the unity and integrity of life. No one can ever experience the totality of life as long as he is bound by concepts and fixed ideas, because this fragmenting of life creates space for the ego.
Where there are no points of view, no concepts, no ideas, there is no ego, no “I.” Then what is, simply is. That is the truth. Truth is not a viewpoint; truth manifests itself when all viewpoints have dissolved. And where no changing circumstances exist, reality exists. And that is, truth. The realization of truth is the only water that can extinguish the flames of life’s frustrations.
When a man identifies himself with objects, with possessions, he divides his heart. He is in inner conflict and he is in outer conflict. But people always find themselves caught up in this duality. This duality, this split, is caused by identification of the self with something outer, and it is because of this identification that the duality exists. It is another vicious circle. But we all live with and suffer this dichotomy. And the man who is able to look at his life objectively will find that the tension arising from this feeling of duality just keeps on increasing, because the wheel of identification keeps revolving by its own momentum.
Krishna says purest knowledge, religion is an inner state. But it is not really a state. Religion is inner peace and emptiness, but the roots of all states, of all human conditions are only found on the periphery.
Religion is an inner search. But the word “search” is not really accurate, because this search is effortless.
Religion is inner watchfulness. But the observer, the act of observing and the observed only exist as long as there is duality, as long as man is centred on the circumference. The heart makes no such distinctions.Tags: Purest Knowledge